Liverpool eye move for Argentine youngster despite Andre pursuit

Jacque Talbot
Jacque Talbot
  • Updated: 24 Oct 2023 10:06 BST
  • 3 min read
Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool badge on a red and black abstract background
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Liverpool are keen on signing of Ezequiel Fernandez from Boca Juniors, according to reports.

The club are still looking to bolster the No.6 position in the January transfer window and it’s believed that the 21-year-old is one under consideration, La Gazzetta Dello Sport have stated.

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So far Jurgen Klopp has been using Alexis Mac Allister in the holding role to replace Fabinho, who was sold over the summer. The Reds had bought Japan international Wataru Endo but he has featured on the substitutes bench for the most part.

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Fernandez has played 43 times for Boca Juniors and is also the subject of interest from AC Milan and Benfica.

At the age of 21, Fernandez could have a future in Europe. It's thought Liverpool have become keen following his superb campaign in Argentina this year.

Fernandez, whose contract is up in December 2025 is likely to play in the upcoming Copa Libertadores final early next month against Fluminense, where another Liverpool target, Andre, is also set to feature.

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Ezequiel Fernandez is linked with a move to Europe
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Liverpool failed in their approach for Andre over the summer
© ProShots - Liverpool failed in their approach for Andre over the summer

Which midfielder will Liverpool buy?

As FootballTransfers revealed, Andre remains liked by Jurgen Klopp ahead of the winter window, though the Reds are assessing a number of options.

We are informed that is very likely that the Brazil international will move to the Premier League once the Brazil Serie A concludes. Liverpool, Fulham, and West Ham each send proposals to his current side over the summer - but a deal could not be reached and so he remained with Fluminense.

The club as well as several other English clubs will send their head scouts to watch the final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on November 4.

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